Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Administration & Finance
 

From: Ronnie Smith, Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Recovery – Update #152
Posted: September 23, 2011

The Office of Facility Planning and Control has published the bid advertisements for the project to make permanent repairs to the 1st Floor of the Dental School Administration Building. The contract will restore the food service area and create enhanced seating and study areas. The Dental Bookstore will remain in its current location instead of being moved back to the pre-Katrina 1st Floor location which will allow a new coffee kiosk to be provided. Much of the 1st Floor space will remain open for use by faculty, staff and students when the food services are not in operation and after normal working hours and wireless Internet connectivity will be available. The bids are scheduled to be opened on October 13, 2011.

Work continues on the permanent repairs and mitigation at the Clinic Education Building. The installation of the elevator car rails for the front passenger elevators is complete and the sump pump for the elevator pit has been connected. Crews continued installing formwork and steel reinforcement for the flood wall around the parking garage. Galvanized steel bollards were installed in the Lakeside lot and workers completed the installation of the motor starters for the parking garage exhaust fans in Room 131. The contractor is erecting steel for the new elevated mechanical/electrical building in the Lakeside lot. They installed exterior stairs for the new building and roughed in for exterior lighting to serve the new loading dock area. Crews continued installing conduit on the main lobby and the center corridor of the 1st Floor.

The contractor working on the upgrade of the CSRB exhaust system finished plastering and painting the ceilings in the 2nd Floor corridors. They installed light fixtures, diffusers and sprinkler heads in the new ceilings and began cleaning the corridors. The VFDs for exhaust systems #2 and #4 were installed and the contractor continued installing ductwork on the 3rd Floor for Exhaust System #9. The duct riser for fan system #4 was pressure tested and crews continue insulating the duct risers for exhaust systems #9 & 10. Workers rerouted electrical conduit and a plumbing vent line around exhaust riser #1. The contractor continues to insulate the duct riser for exhaust system #4 and the existing duct riser for exhaust system #3 was removed. Ductwork is being installed in Room 722.

The air handling unit replacement contractor finished running the heating hot water lines to the VAV boxes for unit 5A in the Dental School Clinic Building and pressure tested the lines. The chilled water lines for unit 5A have been painted. The ductwork on the 2nd and 5th Floors and the heating hot water lines on the 5th Floor of the Clinic Building are being insulated. Crews continue installing the main supply and return ductwork adjacent to the 5th Floor air handling unit. The contractor continues the installation of the VAVs and the insulation of the ductwork for unit 2A in the Clinic Building. The new AHU 2A was set in place and a sprinkler head was relocated on the 2nd Floor.

The contractor removed the fresh air ductwork connected to the 2nd Floor (Clinic Bldg.) units and the heating hot water lines on the 2nd Floor were pressure tested. Workers started installing new supply duct on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Building. Door frames were installed for the 2nd and 5th Floor mechanical rooms and crews are installing the ceilings in the 5th Floor restrooms. Plastic laminate wall panels on the 6th Floor were replaced.

Unit L3A in the Administration Building was started up and workers continued installing control wire to the VAVs. The contractor continued to install the ceilings in the 3rd Floor restrooms. They finished insulating the heating hot water lines and installing the ceiling in the Library and the duct transitions were installed. Electrical conduit and electrical whips were installed for the new light fixtures in the Library and the fixtures were installed. The 1st phase of the Library renovation is complete.

Here are highlights of work that has been accomplished during the past two weeks.

CEB PERMANENT REPAIRS & MITIGATION:

  • The installation of the elevator car rails for the front passenger elevators is complete.
  • The sump pump for the front passenger elevators pit has been connected.
  • Crews continued installing formwork and steel reinforcement for the 2nd section of the flood wall around the parking garage.
  • The contractor installed the galvanized steel bollards in the Lakeside lot.
  • Workers completed the installation of the motor starters for the parking garage exhaust fans in Room 131.
  • The contractor is erecting steel for the new elevated mechanical/electrical building in the Lakeside lot.
  • They installed exterior stairs for the new building and roughed in for exterior lighting to serve the new loading dock area.
  • Crews continued installing conduit on the main lobby and the center corridor of the 1st Floor.

CSRB EXHAUST UPGRADE:

  • The contractor finished plastering the ceiling in the 2nd Floor corridors and painted the ceilings.
  • They installed light fixtures, diffusers and sprinkler heads in the 2nd Floor corridor ceilings and began cleaning the corridors.
  • The VFDs for exhaust systems #2 and #4 were installed.
  • The contractor continued installing ductwork on the 3rd Floor for Exhaust System #9.
  • The contractor pressure tested the duct riser for fan system #4.
  • Crews continued insulating the duct risers for exhaust systems #9 & 10.
  • Workers rerouted electrical conduit and a plumbing vent line around exhaust riser #1.
  • The contractor continued to insulate the duct riser for exhaust system #4 and remove the existing duct riser for exhaust system #3.
  • Ductwork is being installed in Room 722.

DENTAL SCHOOL AHU REPLACEMENT:

  • The contractor finished running the heating hot water lines to the VAV boxes for unit 5A in the Clinic Building and pressure tested the lines.
  • The chilled water lines for unit 5A have been painted.
  • The ductwork on the 2nd and 5th Floors and the heating hot water lines on the 5th Floor of the Clinic Building are being insulated. 
  • Crews continued installing the main supply and return ductwork adjacent to the 5th Floor air handling unit. 
  • The contractor continued to install the VAVs and insulate the ductwork for unit 2A in the Clinic Building. 
  • The new AHU 2A was set in place.
  • A sprinkler head was relocated on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • The contractor removed the fresh air ductwork connected to the 2nd Floor (Clinic Bldg.) units.
  • The heating hot water lines on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Building were pressure tested.
  • The contractor started installing new supply duct on the 2nd Floor of the Clinic Building.
  • Door frames were installed for the 2nd and 5th Floor mechanical rooms.
  • Crews are installing the ceilings in the 5th Floor restrooms.
  • Plastic laminate wall panels on the 6th Floor were replaced.
  • The contractor finished insulating the heating hot water lines and installing the ceiling in the Library.
  • Duct transitions were installed in the Library.
  • Electrical conduit and electrical whips were installed for the new light fixtures in the Library and the fixtures were installed.
  • The 1st phase of the Library renovation is complete.
  • Unit L3A (Administration Building) was started up and workers continued installing control wire to the VAVs.
  • The contractor continued to install the ceilings in the 3rd Floor (Administration Building) restrooms.

We encourage you to follow the details of our progress through the daily updates which are posted on the web site.